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Appendix E: Effluent Quality Data for Mines in 2013 (Part 1)

Summary Review of Performance of Metal Mines
Subject to the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations

Haley Plant
Hislop Mine
Holloway Mine
Horne (Smelter)
Huckleberry Mine - Hu.EZDD – East Zone Diversion Ditch
Huckleberry Mine - Hu.SC3 – Sediment Control Structure 3
Huckleberry Mine - Hu.SC4 – Sediment Control Structure 4
Huckleberry Mine - Hu.SC6 – Sediment Control Structure 6
Huckleberry Mine - Hu.SC7 – Sediment Control Structure 7
Huckleberry Mine - Hu.SC8 – Sediment Control Structure 8
Huckleberry Mine - Hu.TRO - Tahtsa Reach Outfall

Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameHaley Plant
Operator NameTimminco Ltd.
Product(s)Magnesium-Calcium-Strontium
Address962 Magnesium Road, Haley Station, Ontario K0J 1Y0
Effluent Discharge PointDFP1
Haley Plant - DFP1
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: No effluent data were reported in 2013.

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L)0.5 ------------
Cu (mg/L)0.3 ------------
CN (mg/L)1.0 ------------
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 ------------
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 ------------
Zn (mg/L)0.5 ------------
TSS (mg/L)15 ------------
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 ------------
pH low ≥6.0------------
pH high ≤9.5------------
Flow (m3/month) ____------------
Rainbow Trout Pass------------
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass------------
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameHislop Mine
Operator NameSt. Andrew Goldfields Ltd.
Product(s)Gold
Address80 km east of Timmins and 1 km west off Hwy 572, Timmins, Ontario P0K 1N0
Effluent Discharge PointSedimentation Pond
Hislop Mine - Sedimentation Pond
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: No radium 226 test results were reported for the fourth quarter.

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L)0.5 0.00180.00250.00280.00270.00170.00330.00230.00170.00130.00170.00080.0005
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.00180.00200.01650.00260.00160.00370.00420.00160.00190.00170.00520.0015
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMR0.00100.00100.00100.00950.00100.00100.00100.00230.0190
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00010.00010.00040.00050.00050.00050.00060.00050.00080.00060.00050.0005
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.00550.00570.00730.00860.00380.00480.00440.00340.00310.00280.00150.0027
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.00170.00300.00400.00380.00170.00200.00410.00120.00330.00180.00170.0005
TSS (mg/L)15 1.881.141.494.903.363.421.131.682.300.762.630.40
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37NMR0.01400.0130NMRNMR0.0130NMRNMR0.0080---
pH low ≥6.07.67.67.27.57.37.57.87.17.47.77.48.0
pH high ≤9.58.27.97.77.68.18.27.98.08.28.17.98.0
Flow (m3/month) ____49,03556,68662,15147,56430,81865,10162,63765,92269,06560,90228,1412,539
Rainbow Trout Pass211111111111
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass211111111111
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameHolloway Mine
Operator NameSt Andrew Goldfields Ltd.
Product(s)Gold
AddressHighway 101E of Matheson, West of Québec border, Matheson, Ontario P2N 3H7
Effluent Discharge PointFinal Discharge Point
Holloway Mine - Final Discharge Pond
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments:

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L)0.5 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.00200.00100.00180.0015ND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.13000.06000.05600.0667ND
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.00100.00300.00260.0017ND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.00050.00050.00050.0005ND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.08000.05500.05600.0600ND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.00300.00180.00320.0022ND
TSS (mg/L)15 NDNDNDNDNDNDND3.701.651.271.00ND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.00250.00250.00250.0025ND
pH low ≥6.0NDNDNDNDNDNDND7.57.77.47.7ND
pH high ≤9.5NDNDNDNDNDNDND7.57.77.78.0ND
Flow (m3/month) ____NDNDNDNDNDNDND139,079799,5501,338,411293,802ND
Rainbow Trout PassNDNDNDNDNDNDND1111ND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNDNDNDNDNDNDND-111ND
Monitoring TestFail-------1----
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameHorne (Smelter)
Operator NameXstrata Canada Corporation / Glencore Canada Corporation
Product(s)Copper
AddressP.O. Box 4000, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec J9X 5B6
Effluent Discharge PointFinal Effluent – Pelletier Sector
Horne (Smelter) - Final Effluent - Pelletier Sector
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: As of July 30, 2013, the ownership of Horne Smelter was transferred from Xstrata Canada Corporation to Glencore Canada Corporation.

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L)0.5 0.00500.00500.00500.00500.00500.00500.00270.00100.00090.00150.00140.0013
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.02150.01900.01650.03420.02830.01880.00740.00830.00960.01860.04100.0246
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00500.00500.00630.00800.00630.00500.00240.00130.00130.00960.00570.0045
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.00750.00630.00500.00800.00500.00500.00360.00260.00410.00820.01220.0199
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.29700.31550.23680.33180.14100.09900.02000.02160.06080.19280.47300.4266
TSS (mg/L)15 11.759.0010.259.005.252.502.201.001.403.757.758.20
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NMR0.0100NMRNMR0.0100NMRNMR0.0050NMRNMR0.0050NMR
pH low ≥6.06.86.97.07.07.47.57.37.57.57.67.36.9
pH high ≤9.57.07.17.17.48.07.87.68.17.87.97.57.6
Flow (m3/month) ____83,45275,37683,4521,192,2298,030, 085552,81861,00865,84477,70067,11566,72054,467
Rainbow Trout Pass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameHuckleberry Mine
Operator NameHuckleberry Mines Ltd.
Product(s)Copper-Molybdenum-Gold-Silver
AddressP.O. Box 3000, Houston, British Columbia V0J 1Z0
Effluent Discharge PointHu.EZDD – East Zone Diversion Ditch
Huckleberry Mine - Hu.EZDD – East Zone Diversion Ditch
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: No annual report was submitted for 2013. This data has been compiled from the submitted quarterly reports.

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L)0.5 NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
TSS (mg/L)15 NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
pH low ≥6.0NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
pH high ≤9.5NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Flow (m3/month) ____NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Rainbow Trout PassNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameHuckleberry Mine
Operator NameHuckleberry Mines Ltd.
Product(s)Copper-Molybdenum-Gold-Silver
AddressP.O. Box 3000, Houston, British Columbia V0J 1Z0
Effluent Discharge PointHu.SC3 – Sediment Control Structure 3
Huckleberry Mine - Hu.SC3 – Sediment Control Structure 3
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: No annual report was submitted for 2013. This data has been compiled from the submitted quarterly reports.

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L)0.5 0.00060.00070.00080.00070.00080.00120.00120.00110.00100.00070.00050.0005
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.02000.02040.02090.03010.02480.01840.01290.01100.01340.00990.00980.0133
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00030.00000.00000.00000.00000.00020.00010.00000.00010.00000.00000.0000
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.00090.00110.00080.00080.00070.00060.00060.00060.00260.00080.00080.0010
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.01940.01750.01630.01410.00910.00890.00860.00780.00840.00870.00880.0181
TSS (mg/L)15 0.500.500.500.661.350.800.500.500.860.500.500.50
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 0.0060NMRNMR0.0050NMRNMR0.90000.55000.55000.55000.55000.5500
pH low ≥6.07.87.67.87.87.87.87.87.87.97.97.87.7
pH high ≤9.58.07.97.98.08.07.97.98.08.08.08.07.9
Flow (m3/month) ____8,2118,3327,89830,39025,28412,902101,6539,1302,56380,3507,5726,712
Rainbow Trout Pass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameHuckleberry Mine
Operator NameHuckleberry Mines Ltd.
Product(s)Copper-Molybdenum-Gold-Silver
AddressP.O. Box 3000, Houston, British Columbia V0J 1Z0
Effluent Discharge PointHu.SC4 – Sediment Control Structure 4
Huckleberry Mine - Hu.SC4 – Sediment Control Structure 4
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: No annual report was submitted for 2013. This data has been compiled from the submitted quarterly reports.

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L)0.5 0.00090.00090.00090.00080.00060.00110.00110.00090.00080.00070.00070.0007
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.02210.01720.02340.04340.01460.01010.00630.00610.00610.00730.00670.0128
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00010.00000.00000.00000.00010.00010.00010.00000.00000.00000.00000.0000
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.00480.00340.00450.00790.00230.00320.00220.00230.00250.00300.00270.0041
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.00630.00450.00670.01010.00400.00460.00440.00410.00400.00480.00480.0061
TSS (mg/L)15 1.401.550.853.204.381.880.750.901.180.650.650.68
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 0.0025NMRNMR0.0025NMRNMR0.35000.05000.05000.05000.05000.0500
pH low ≥6.07.87.67.87.77.67.87.87.87.87.87.87.5
pH high ≤9.58.08.07.88.07.97.97.97.97.97.97.97.9
Flow (m3/month) ____146,373142,40293,233106,941155,35770,00790,55339,48264,34829,3561,369145
Rainbow Trout Pass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameHuckleberry Mine
Operator NameHuckleberry Mines Ltd.
Product(s)Copper-Molybdenum-Gold-Silver
AddressP.O. Box 3000, Houston, British Columbia V0J 1Z0
Effluent Discharge PointHU.SC6 - Sediment Control Structure 6
Huckleberry Mine - HU.SC6 - Sediment Control Structure 6
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: No annual report was submitted for 2013. This data has been compiled from the submitted quarterly reports.

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L)0.5 NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
TSS (mg/L)15 NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
pH low ≥6.0NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
pH high ≤9.5NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Flow (m3/month) ____NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Rainbow Trout PassNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameHuckleberry Mine
Operator NameHuckleberry Mines Ltd.
Product(s)Copper-Molybdenum-Gold-Silver
AddressP.O. Box 3000, Houston, British Columbia V0J 1Z0
Effluent Discharge PointHU.SC7 - Sediment Control Structure 7
Huckleberry Mine - HU.SC7 - Sediment Control Structure 7
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: No annual report was submitted for 2013. This data has been compiled from the submitted quarterly reports.

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L)0.5 NDNDND0.0007-NDNDNDNDNDNDND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NDNDND0.0025-NDNDNDNDNDNDND
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNDNDNMR-NDNDNDNDNDNDND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NDNDND0.0002-NDNDNDNDNDNDND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NDNDND0.0008-NDNDNDNDNDNDND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NDNDND0.0052-NDNDNDNDNDNDND
TSS (mg/L)15 NDNDND10.95-NDNDNDNDNDNDND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NDNDND0.0053-NDNDNDNDNDNDND
pH low ≥6.0NDNDND7.3-NDNDNDNDNDNDND
pH high ≤9.5NDNDND7.5-NDNDNDNDNDNDND
Flow (m3/month) ____NDNDND4,679246NDNDNDNDNDNDND
Rainbow Trout PassNDNDND1-NDNDNDNDNDNDND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNDNDND1-NDNDNDNDNDNDND
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameHuckleberry Mine
Operator NameHuckleberry Mines Ltd.
Product(s)Copper-Molybdenum-Gold-Silver
AddressP.O. Box 3000, Houston, British Columbia V0J 1Z0
Effluent Discharge PointHU.SC8 - Sediment Control Structure 8
Huckleberry Mine - HU.SC8 - Sediment Control Structure 8
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: No annual report was submitted for 2013. This data has been compiled from the submitted quarterly reports. Only flow measurement was provided for March.

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L)0.5 0.00120.0012-NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.00290.0016-NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMRNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00010.0000-NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.00060.0005-NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.00130.0009-NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
TSS (mg/L)15 2.803.13-NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 0.0040NMRNMRNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
pH low ≥6.07.57.4-NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
pH high ≤9.58.08.1-NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Flow (m3/month) ____5,2617,118589NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Rainbow Trout Pass11-NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass11-NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameHuckleberry Mine
Operator NameHuckleberry Mines Ltd.
Product(s)Copper-Molybdenum-Gold-Silver
AddressP.O. Box 3000, Houston, British Columbia V0J 1Z0
Effluent Discharge PointHu.TRO - Tahtsa Reach Outfall
Huckleberry Mine - Hu.TRO - Tahtsa Reach Outfall
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: No annual report was submitted for 2013. This data has been compiled from the submitted quarterly reports. Only flow measurement was provided for February, August, September and October. No radium 226 results were provided for the second and fourth quarters. No toxicity test results were provided for the third and fourth quarters.

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L)0.5 0.0007-NDND0.00030.00070.0006---NDND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.0114-NDND0.03080.00030.0002---NDND
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNDNDNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNDND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.0056-NDND0.00010.00000.0001---NDND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.0035-NDND0.00260.00030.0005---NDND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.0029-NDND0.01330.00130.0005---NDND
TSS (mg/L)15 2.50-NDND4.306.6512.80---NDND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 0.0025NMRNDND--0.1000---NDND
pH low ≥6.07.1-NDND7.97.47.4---NDND
pH high ≤9.57.8-NDND7.98.27.5---NDND
Flow (m3/month) ____382,40524,090NDND44,442270,713422,930150,59061,8702,410NDND
Rainbow Trout Pass1NMRNDNDNMR1----NDND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass1NMRNDNDNMR1----NDND
Monitoring TestFail------------
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